19 4 / 2014

thescentofsouls:

mirandaadria:

I’m so sick of seeing people say “feminism is about *~*equality*~*!!!”

The end goal of feminism IS equality, but feminism itself is about liberation: from white supremacy, from homophobia, from sexism, from ableism and all other forms of oppressive thought and behavior.

Without first dismantling the systems that keep us oppressed, equality is impossible.

MOTHERFUCKING WORD

(via fandomsandfeminism)

19 4 / 2014

mediumsizedfountain:

Staring at the Sea

Captain Swan, ~2,300, M-ish

Summary:  She has true love. She should be happier than she’s ever been. Some days, she is.

Note: This is kind of angst, and kind of not. It’s more an exploration of the kinds of paranoia that people have when navigating a new relationship when they still don’t think they know how to make relationships work. Set post season 3.

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Emma forces a smile when he comes home after his day-long disappearance with a nice bottle of wine and a few long-stemmed roses.

He smells like the sea. His smile is a little too bright, his laughs a little too loud, and the way he can’t stop touching her doesn’t excite her like it should—it makes her worry, even more, that he’s overcompensating.

He’s trying to prove that he’s still in this as much as she is.

But she knows, deep down in that corner of her mind that whispers of old abandonments and life-long loneliness, that somehow, once again, she isn’t good enough to keep him.

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19 4 / 2014

policymic:

7 ways we can fix gender inequality other than with confidence

The most recent encouragement to just “fake it til you make it” comes from Katty Kay and Claire Shipman who published a feature on the “confidence gap” in the Atlantic. In the undoubtedly well-meaning piece, Kay and Shipman share troubling research outlining an equally gloomy picture: Women undervalue their accomplishments, and it’s holding them back in the workplace.

Although it’s true that some women suffer from more self-defeating thoughts and lower self-esteem, gender inequality can’t be reduced to mental health issues. Women’s lack of opportunities in the workplace are due to much deeper issues, and it’s time we admit that. Instead of telling women to change their personalities, maybe it’s time we take a look at the entire system.

Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of ways we can help women that don’t include telling them just to hold their head up high. 

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18 4 / 2014

suicideblonde:

Natalie Dormer

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18 4 / 2014

astringofmadhousefloozies:

Let’s just all agree that when the new Sailor Moon anime comes out, if there is even so much as a hint of the same shit that happened with MLP, we’ll crush it before it blows up. I will not have the Sailor Moon fandom become another misogynistic hellhole.

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18 4 / 2014

frejskamavor:

on a scale of fake pockets to nachos how good is your idea

(Source: sanastark, via keilian)

18 4 / 2014

nialllhoran:

men’s back muscles let you know that god is real

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18 4 / 2014

narputo:

geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever

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18 4 / 2014

18 4 / 2014

romanticizedweakling:

"i was born in the wrong century," the girl sighs as she imagines a future where women have full ownership of their own bodies

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